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Hi there! I thought I would post a sample of my Artist in Italy blog. The previous entries are on my website and I still have more blogs to post! Please have a read and feel free to leave comments, I would love to hear from you. http://www.OliviaAlexander.com Monday May 3. Day 8 Leaving lovely San Marino we head south to Urbino in Umbria region, the green heart! Urbino houses the Ducal Palace, Palazzo Ducal which as built in the 1400__™s and also the home of Raphael the artist. I buy some gorgeous postcards of his artwork at his house and then we find some lunch- One feature of Urbino is its pottery which was spilling out of the shop doorways. Umbria is a great area for pottery. Next stop;Gubbio, another picturesque hill town that climbs up Monte Ingino… Continue reading… 0 comments

Hi All, I'm back from my one week internet fast! Hey, guess what? I survived I had a great time! I originally decided to take a week off from the internet because I was finding that I was spending far more time working on the computer promoting and marketing my art than actually creating art! Not only was I experiencing physical problems like back and eye ache, but I couldn't seem to focus enough to paint or even think creatively. I will now schedule a regular internet break into my bi- monthly timetable. I guess it wouldn't suit everybody, but I think because of my nature, it's something I need to do. I'm the sort of person who tends to get very absorbed by these things and I find it hard to back off a bit… Continue reading… 2 comments

Well here I am sitting down at Shellharbour Village at a picnic bench overlooking the boat harbour. I have a flask of coffee, a sticky bun, my trusty Thesaurus (so I can put big words in my blog) and of course, the incredible digital pen. I__™ve just come from the chiropractor__™s who has been working on my back. Why? I hear you ask. Because I__™ve been spending too much time in front of the computer! :( Now this issue, and the subjects of two newsletters I received this week from other creative people got me thinking. The first from John Nordell Photography, suggests a 3 week fast from all social media and online activity. Sounds a challenge right? Now stay with me… Continue reading… 0 comments

Artist Traveling Italy __" day 4 of the Cosmos coach tour Wed. Apr. 28 2010 Florence " this is my second time in this beautiful city. First stop is the Perizzo leather factory and showroom n the city centre. I decide to buy an exquisite jacket, it is so soft. Every time I wear it I ™m transported back to Florence. We then have a walking tour with local guide, Francesca. By the end of this day I__™ll have walked 5 hours. We set off from the Piazza San Croce. Francesca points out interesting architecture including the large metal rings in the walls for tying up horses and the small windows in the walls next to the front doors. Apparently for putting carafes of wine in to customers. These guides know their stuff and study for years to become a city guide… Continue reading… 0 comments

Italy Exhibition

by livsart , April 9, 2010—12:00 AM

Topics: Little Treasures exhibition, modern art

I know, I know, I haven't blogged for a while - bet you thought I was sitting twiddling my thumbs! Actually, I've been very busy! I have some exciting news to share with you. Italian Exhibition I've been invited to participate in an art exhibition in Bologna, Italy in May 2010. Opening night is the 8th May and it runs till 21st May. My hubbie, Ian and I will be in Italy on tour so I will be able to see the exhibition plus meet the gallery curator while there. What a buzz!! United Arab Emirates Project I'm also working on a new project with other international Visual Artist, Art buyers and marketers especially for the Dubai market place. Will let you know the results on this in the near future… Continue reading… 0 comments